RESILIENCE THROUGH RECHARGE AND RECOVERY
17th Biennial Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge
17th Biennial Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge
BSMAR 17 and SWEPSYM will be a Virtual Conference
The Arizona Hydrological Society and the Floodplain Management Association have decided the conference will be virtual. Both organizations received requests from speakers and registrants to provide a virtual meeting because their agency or company has restricted in-person attendance in 2020. These requests occurred before the recent COVID-19 increases in Arizona, which has further prompted the two societies for the conferences to be virtual.
Lower Attendee Registration Price
The new registration cost for the virtual conference will be $185 (half of the previous early bird registration price). Current registrants can decide whether to receive a refund, with a minor service charge (3.2%), or have their company register an additional person. A one-year AHS membership will now be included with each full symposium registration. The membership will start after the conference dates. Unfortunately, one day registrations can no longer be offered because of the conference being virtual.
Two virtual recharge workshops will be featured. Monday's workshop instructors are Michael Milczarek and Adam Hutchinson, who will talk about State of the Art Techniques in Identifying and Characterizing Optimum Surface Spreading Groundwater Recharge Projects. The second workshop, on Tuesday, will be led by David Pyne, speaking about Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) wells.
Don’t miss the Tuesday evening icebreaker to catch up with your colleagues and our exhibitors! We will be asking our exhibitors to donate items for a virtual raffle. Sales will benefit the Arizona Hydrological Society Foundation. If you would like to be an icebreaker sponsor, contact Mike Block.
The Wednesday and Thursday evening social will be hosted by Stanley Consultants and NV5, respectively. The evening will include a continuation of the virtual raffle and a virtual exhibit hall.
Awards Program and Annual AHS Meeting
On Tuesday, an Awards Program will be hosted by the Central Arizona Project (CAP) and Lytle Water Solutions, LLC. The awards program will feature the AHS student mentor and academic scholarship recipients, CAP Research Paper Awards, and AHS Service Award. Additionally, a condensed AHS Annual Meeting will follow the awards program. BYOM (bring your own margaritas)!
Packed Technical Program
The BSMAR 17 Technical Program has 46 speakers plus a Plenary on Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) and California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: Opportunities and Challenges. The Technical Program will be half days starting on Tuesday afternoon and ending Friday morning. BSMAR 17 has teamed with the Floodplain Management Association to hold the Southwest Extreme Precipitation and Effects on Managed Aquifer Recharge (SWEPSYM) on Wednesday and Thursday which includes 12 “hot topic” presentations.
The talks for both technical programs will be pre-recorded. A live question and answer period with the speakers will occur after each session during the conference.
Technical Program Moderators will shortly be reminding BSMAR 17 and SWEPSYM speakers to begin preparing their PowerPoint presentations. The Symposium planners will be providing moderators detailed instructions in August on how presentations will be recorded in mid-September and uploaded two weeks (September 21st) prior to the beginning of the conference.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Mike Hulst and Mike Block
Registration questions, please contact Lori at email@example.com
This conference is a collaborative effort between the Arizona Hydrological Society (AHS) and the Groundwater Resources Association (GRA) of California. BSMAR 17 will feature oral presentations, poster presentations, an awards program and optional workshops the days prior to the symposium. We thank our BSMAR 17 Co-Sponsors 3RValve and Matrix New World Engineering.
We have teamed with the Floodplain Management Association, Southwest Extreme Precipitation and Effects on Managed Aquifer Recharge (SWEPSYM) to include even more “hot topic” presentations. See Wednesday and Thursday on our Technical Program for more on SWEP!
BSMAR 17 continues a longstanding series of symposia originating in Arizona in 1978. The BSMAR 16 conference was held in March 2018 in San Diego. BSMAR 15 was combined with the Ninth International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR 9) held in Mexico City in 2016.
For more information on the Program contact Mike Hulst at Mike.Hulst@nv5.com or (623) 433-8561
See our Technical Program
We are offering two fantastic workshops
State of the Art Techniques in Identifying and Characterizing Optimum Surface Spreading Groundwater Recharge Projects, Presented by: Michael Milczarek and Adam Hutchinson, PG, CHG
Aquifer Storage Recovery Wells, Recharge Wells and Wellfields: Design, Equipping and Operation, Presented by: R. David G. Pyne, PE
See Workshop Details
BSMAR 17 Field Trip - HAS BEEN CANCELLED
The field trip has been cancelled because of COVID-19 restrictions.